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To these fruits it assumes diverse properties to them, especially for his vitamin plenty C, present in major quantity than the citrus fruits. A healthy adult person needs 60 milligrams on the day of vitamin C and 100 grams of strawberries or strawberries satisfy the totality of the recommendations. This nutrient possesses a verified antirust action, as the antocianos and the vitamin E presents in the strawberries and strawberries. The antirust ones block the harmful effect of the so called "free radicals". The respiration in the presence of oxygen is essential in the cellular life of our organism, but as a result of the same one there take place a few molecules, the free radicals, which cause along the life negative effects for the health across his aptitude to alter the ADN (the genes), the proteins and the lípidos or fats ("oxidation). In our body there exist cells that are renewed continuously (of the skin, of the intestine.) and others that not (cells of the liver...) . With the years, the free radicals increase the risk that genetic alterations take place on the first ones, favoring the cancer development or, reduce the functionality of the second ones, what is typical of the aging process. There exist certain situations that increase the free radicals production, between them: the intense physical exercise, the environmental contamination, the nicotinism, the infections, situations of stress, diets rich in fats and her on exhibition to the solar radiation. The relation between antirust and cardiovascular diseases, it is today a well sustained affirmation. It is known that it is the modification of the called "bad cholesterol" (LDL-c), which redeems a fundamental role both in the beginning and in the development of the aterosclerosis (illness that consists of an engrosamiento and abnormal hardness of the internal covering of the blood glasses, due to a deposit of greasy material and cells, which prevents or makes the step of the blood difficult). The antirust ones can block the free radicals that modify the called bad cholesterol, helping to reduce the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk. On the other hand, the low levels of antirust constitute a risk factor for certain types of cancer and of degenerative illnesses.


The vitamin C has also the aptitude to favor the absorption of the iron of the food, therefore it improves or prepares the anemia ferropénica and improves the resistance to the infections. There exist certain vital situations in which the organic needs for vitamin C are increased, such like: pregnancy, lactation, nicotinism, employment of certain medicines, stress and diminished defenses, intense sports practice, cancer, AIDS and chronic inflammatory illnesses. In these cases, the consumption of strawberries and strawberries or other fruits rich in vitamin C is indicated especially.

For his acid plenty fólico or folatos, essential vitamin in the processes of division and cellular multiplication that they take place in the first months of gestation, his consumption turns out to be suitable or interesting for the pregnant women to prepare the forked thorn, alteration in the development of the nervous system (pipe neural) of the fetus.


Due to his high potassium content and low in sodium, they turn out to be very advisable for those persons who suffer from arterial hypertension or complaints of blood glasses and heart. Nevertheless, his consumption will have to be born in mind by the persons who suffer from renal insufficiency and who need of special diets controlled in this mineral. Nevertheless, to whom they take diuretics that eliminate potassium and to the persons with bulimia; due to the episodes of autoinduced vomiting that provoke big losses of this mineral, the consumption of these fruits is convenient for them.

Other healthy benefits

Due to his particular composition, these fruits possess an effect beneficial diuretic in case of hiperuricemia or drop and litiasis renal (it favors the elimination of uric acid and his salt), arterial hypertension or other illnesses associated with retention of liquids. Nevertheless, in case of litiasis renal for oxalato calculations, considering his oxalic acid content, they are unwise.

Strawberries and strawberries are a good fibre source. To this nutrient there assumes to him an out-standing protective effect of the organism, due to a mechanism of sequestration of potentially harmful substances. The fibre "catches" certain compounds (biliary acids, cholesterol...) that are excreted together with the dregs, what he benefits to the persons with hipercolesterolemia or litiasis biliary. Also it accelerates the intestinal transit, reducing the time of contact of some of these harmful substances with the intestinal textile, what he prepares or improves the constipation and reduces the risk of cancer of colon.

The content in salicilatos of the strawberries and strawberries is the person in charge of the cutaneous reactions (hives) that it provokes, principally to the persons who have allergy to the aspirin (acid acetilsalicílico).

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